We understand funeral arrangements are a difficult and challenging time. Our team is here to organise all your funeral flower arrangements and make things as seamless as possible for you. Choose from a range of funeral flowers that symbolise love, respect and condolences. Whether you need a beautiful funeral bouquet, wreaths for funerals or wreaths for graves, our caring team is here to make decisions and delivery as easy as possible for you. We also offer Christmas wreaths for graves. Sympathy flowers and grave flowers call for a particularly special and thoughtful touch, and our team is here to promise that on your behalf. Don’t be worrying about locations – we deliver Ireland-wide. Whether your wreath needs to go to Dublin, Drogheda, Skerries, Swords, Louth or beyond, we can take care of it for you.
What Flowers are suitable for a funeral & what is their meaning?
The strongest flowers for a funeral are the ones that represent or would resonate with the deceased. If you are unsure, then the following are the most popular and loved:
- Roses – perhaps the most common and certainly one of the most suitable flowers for grieving. Select any shade you think is appropriate, although dark red typifies mourning.
- Lillies – an elegant and delicate flower, the lily is associated with sympathy.
- Chrysanthemums – captivating and known for their longevity, they are commonly used to express mourning and sympathy.
- Gladioli – representing strength, this is a striking flower for funerals.
- Carnations – loved for their fragrance and beauty, the carnation is said to mean “I will never forget you”.
- Rosemary – used since ancient Roman times to adorn graves, this fragrant herb is also deeply linked to remembrance.
- Heliotropes – another lovely-smelling flower, the heliotrope is said to mean “you’re loved”.
What colour flowers for a funeral?
Again, whatever colour you think strongest reflects the deceased. If you are unsure, ivories and pastels would be suitable colours in most circumstances.
Who should send flowers to a funeral?
Anyone who wishes to pay their respects, show their love or express their condolences may send flowers. Whether you attend the funeral or not, you may wish to leave flowers expressing your sentiments.
What types of funeral flowers should I send?
Ultimately, you may send whatever type of flowers you think are suitable. However, the following suggestions could be helpful:
- Casket spray – this is typically reserved for immediate family.
- Funeral sprays – a fairly significant floral tribute; this might be sent by close family members and friends.
- Funeral posies – are appropriate for anyone to send.
Funeral wreaths – again, these would be appropriate for anyone to send.
Casket Spray - Funeral Coffin Flowers
Funeral Sprays and Sheaths
Funeral Posies and Baskets
Do family members send flowers to a funeral?
Yes, any member of the family is likely to want to send flowers to the funeral. As we’ve seen above, the type of flowers they select might be influenced by their closeness to the deceased. For example, it would be unexpected for distant relatives to take care of the coffin spray, but they may wish to send a funeral spray instead.
Is it ok to bring flowers to a funeral?
Yes, of course. It is more common for flowers to arrive in advance so that the funeral director has time to organise. However, if you choose to come with a bouquet or wreath, please seek out the director and leave it with them. In most cases, it is probably better to leave the bereaved to prepare for the ceremony.
Where to send flowers to a funeral?
Aim to send your flowers one day before the ceremony. A good florist (like Arbour Blooms) will only work with the freshest flowers, so they will look lovely despite the lead time. If you send them to the funeral director, address them to the deceased. If you send them to the grieving family, address them to the closest immediate relative.
How to order flowers for a funeral
It is very simple. Just select the product you wish to order, add to cart and follow the payment prompts. You will receive an email notification once the order is placed and payment is made. There is a chance in this process to provide recipient details. Again, our florists are just a call away should you want to make contact and double-check anything.
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